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Epson Printer Connectivity Problem

  • 02-10-2020 10:01am
    #1
    Registered Users Posts: 47 ✭✭✭ alfagirl


    Anyone able to help me connect my printer to the WiFi?

    I can connect a device directly to the printer but no matter how many times I try to connect to the router it fails (including turning all other systems off and moving the printer to sit beside the router).

    Thanks


Comments

  • Registered Users Posts: 5,981 ✭✭✭ DopeTech


    Have you tried setting it up with WPS?


  • Registered Users Posts: 47 ✭✭✭ alfagirl


    Yep. That was the main instruction


  • Registered Users Posts: 13,638 ✭✭✭✭ Inquitus


    alfagirl wrote: »
    Yep. That was the main instruction

    Try using the Wifi password and not the WPS and see if you have any luck.


  • Registered Users Posts: 47 ✭✭✭ alfagirl


    Thanks. Down a rabbit hole and deep into the router details where I am looking to see where I will add the password


  • Registered Users Posts: 13,638 ✭✭✭✭ Inquitus


    alfagirl wrote: »
    Thanks. Down a rabbit hole and deep into the router details where I am looking to see where I will add the password

    If you haven't changed it its usually on the bottom the router in alot of cases, along with the WPS numbers.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 47 ✭✭✭ alfagirl


    Thanks - Found the place, put the numbers in, keeps saying "unknown error"!!!!!


  • Registered Users Posts: 47 ✭✭✭ alfagirl


    Now going to include MAC Address in the list of permitted devices as try again... (haven't a real clue what I'm doing)


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,981 ✭✭✭ DopeTech


    What exact model is the printer? And what exact model router have you got?


  • Registered Users Posts: 47 ✭✭✭ alfagirl


    Printer = Epson ET-2712
    Router = eircom F1000 Modem


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,083 ✭✭✭ smuggler.ie


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PIFzOm0PNfY
    As per this vid, but on 1:43 WiFi setup select NO and set static IP
    If this makes connection to network, add printer on PC/lap by TCP/IP


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  • Registered Users Posts: 47 ✭✭✭ alfagirl


    Thanks for this. Unfortunately I can't get back at it for a number of days but I'll let you know how I get on


  • Registered Users Posts: 47 ✭✭✭ alfagirl


    Looked at this and it sounds brilliant. I tried to do a variant of this and hooked the printer to the router... :(
    Hope it'll allow me to print off a tablet / phone too.


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,083 ✭✭✭ smuggler.ie


    Joy of WiFi printers....


  • Registered Users Posts: 47 ✭✭✭ alfagirl


    Sorted.... by installing some Epson Software and connecting via the laptop. It was an obscure route and it didn't load first time.
    Thanks for all the suggestions, we are now over and out!!!!


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